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Special Placement Volunteers at Upstate Medical University

Special Placement Volunteers are individuals who provide direct service in support of Upstate Medical University and its programs without compensation. These individuals are recruited and approved by the college or department in which they will be serving. They find their own placement and are approved by the host department/laboratory. These volunteers hold non-traditional placements in the institution. Once approved, clearance and onboarding are conducted by the Office of Volunteer Programs.

Upstate Medical University students are not required to be appointed as Special Placement Volunteers.

To decide if your request falls into the Special Placement Volunteer category, please see the:

                                                Process to Become a Special Placement Volunteer  Frequently Asked Questions

How to Request a Special Placement Volunteer

Upstate Medical University will only accept Special Placement Volunteers who have been invited to join a research laboratory, study or department. The Faculty member or University employee who will be responsible for the volunteer will need to make the request by filling out a Request form. Please fill out form with-in 60 days of volunteer's placement. Please note that all volunteers are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated for the current flu season and COVID-19 prior to acceptance to the program:

                         Request to Appoint a Special Placement Volunteer Form

      Please return completed form to: volunteer@upstate.edu or Fax# 315-464-2272


Any questions or concerns regarding the Special Placement Volunteer Program, please contact:

Office of Volunteer Programs
Upstate University Hospital
Email: volunteer@upstate.edu